President Barack Obama joked today during a New York speech that he doesn’t seem to have the traffic problems the city’s residents are always complaining about.
‘It’s actually pretty smooth for me during the week,’ Obama said, after playfully arguing that everyone in New York ‘hypes’ the traffic.
‘I don’t know what the problem is,’ he told attendees of the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting. ‘I haven’t noticed.’
Obama started off the bit by saying he told CGI namesake and former U.S. president Bill Clinton backstage that if his daughter Chelsea went into labor while he was speaking ‘she has my motorcade and will be able to navigate traffic.’
The president was seemingly unaware of how intensely New York drivers despise his visits and the traffic jams they cause around the city.